|This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. For the map in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon and Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, see Silk Road (map).|
|Introduced in||The Forgotten|
|Research time||60 seconds|
|Effect||Trade units cost halved|
Silk Road is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Italians and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it halves the cost of Trade Carts and Trade Cogs.
While not being of much use outside of team games, Silk Road can save a lot of resources down the line in games where trade is important. If a trade route gets destroyed and needs to be re-established, then Silk Road softens the blow significantly. Also, with Shipwright and Silk Road, Trade Cogs only cost 30 Wood and 25 Gold, and they move extremely fast. This makes them excellent naval scouts.
Team bonuses Edit
|Garland Wars | Yeomen | Logistica | Furor Celtica | Rocketry | Bearded Axe | Anarchy | Perfusion | Atheism | Kataparuto | Shinkichon | El Dorado | Drill | Mahouts | Zealotry | Supremacy | Crenellations | Artillery | Berserkergang|
|Atlatl | Warwolf | Greek Fire | Stronghold | Great Wall | Chivalry | Marauders | Andean Sling | Couriers | Sultans | Shatagni | Pavise | Silk Road | Yasama | Panokseon | Mercenaries | Recurve Bow | Obsidian Arrows | Nomads | Boiling Oil | Madrasah | Orthodoxy | Druzhina | Inquisition | Ironclad | Sipahi | Chieftains|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Kasbah | Maghrabi Camels | Tigui | Farimba | Royal Heirs | Torsion Engines | Carrack | Arquebus|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|Howdah | Manipur Cavalry | Tusk Swords | Double Crossbow | Thalassocracy | Forced Levy | Chatras | Paper Money|